Elliott Sadler was just a lap away from being crowned the 2009 Daytona 500 champion. With no drafting help from behind, Sadler opened up too big of a gap in turn 4 on what would be the next to last lap, which allowed eventual winner Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick to draft past him on the frontstretch.
3 – Career wins for Jamie McMurray in 255 starts.
3 – Number of times winner Denny Hamlin led the TUMS Fast Relief 500 Sunday.
46 – Career wins for Jimmie Johnson in 286 starts.
8 – Caution flags for a total of 30 laps at Fontana.
4 – Career Cup wins for Stewart-Haas Racing after Tony Stewart’s trip to victory lane on Sunday.
3 – Number of times winner Jimmie Johnson led the AAA 400 Sunday.
2 – Number of times winner Mark Martin led the Sylvania 300 Sunday.
6 – Career wins for Denny Hamlin in 141 starts.
6 – Number of times winner Kasey Kahne led the Pep Boys Auto 500 Sunday.